'Each year, the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space (GN), sponsors a ‘Keep Space for Peace Week’ in October.’ It is Co-sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom.
‘Local peace communities who have ongoing campaigns against space war related industries and military facilities from all over the world participate in this week of protest.’
This is the record of a ‘Die-in’ protest in Omaha, Nebraska, initiated by the Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha Catholic Workers on Oct. 10, 2007, during the ‘Keep Space for Peace Week.’ Three people were arrested; Fr. Jack McCaslin (78), Peg Gallagher(89) and Jerry Ebner (57). Otherwise, Omaha is also the annual GN conference host site from April 11 to 13, 2008.
“ Each year now, for the 2nd in a row the Quest Center was Host for the Strategic Space and Defense Conference 2007 sponsored exclusively by OFFUTT AFB and STRATCOM.
This event is otherwise known as an "ARMS BAZAAR" where Defense Contractors and Corporations buy and sell their Military and Space Weapons to the US Government and Defense Department”. (cite from http://www.no-nukes.org/cwomaha/20071015report.html)
# The music, “Twisted Truth” comes from a CD, ‘ Honor Songs For The Great White Father.’ It is by an award winning songwriter/ recording artist and Omaha resident, Michael Murphy. He is a member of the International Native American Flute Association. He is also a member of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Mid-American Performing Arts. In this video, he was shown to play a role of the specter of Death in the protest.
# The image of ‘Keep Space For Peace Week’ poster(part) comes from the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom(Art by Nathaniel Chang)
# The map “StratCom’s National Reach” comes from Dean Weinlaub/ The World- Herald, Oct. 7, 2007, 6A.
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